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12aprAll DayKingston (De Soto Parish, LA)

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Start Time: 9:41 am CDT 

End Time: 9:53 am CDT

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds: 1255 mph

Path length: 9.18 miles

Width: 400 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 2

Parish:  De Soto

State:  Louisiana

Start Lat/Lon:  32.1493 / -93.2946

End Lat/Lon:  32.2206 / -93.6647


The tornado first touched down along Adams Rd and downed hundreds of trees as it crossed Simpton Rd, Myrtle Hill Rd, and Willie X Rd. Along Willie X Rd, it damaged the shingles of three single family homes and a church. As the tornado crossed Highway 5 it strengthened and completely destroyed three single wide manufactured homes, ripped the roof off and collapsed walls on two homes, shifted a portion of a home off its foundation while ripping its roof off, and then damaged an exterior wall and a carport in addition to ripping portions of the roof off of a fourth home. One of the manufactured homes destroyed had 5 residents inside when the tornado struck and all 5 survived, with only one of the five injured while the others only experienced minor bumps and bruises. The tornado went on to completely destroyed the fourth single wide manufactured home and damage the roofs of two additional homes along Fuller Lane. The tornado continued on snap and uproot several trees just off of Scott Rd and then do shingle damage to homes off Pin Oak Flat Rd and Berry Lane. The tornado then went on to uproot and snap trees as it crossed Highway 175 and Interstate 49 just south of the Frierson exit. After downing approximately 20 more trees, the tornado lifted near Friendship Rd. 

A special thanks goes out to the De Soto Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for their assistance in locating damage across the parish.


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